It’s been some years since most of us lived under the regime of the secret laws of adolescence.
Our Scouts know them pretty well and obey them most of the time. Here’s one section Scouters should review:
SECTION I TALKING TO ADULTS
1. ATTENTION SPAN
a. Maximum attention span of three minutes, no minimum attention span required.
2. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ASKED BY ADULTS
a. Reaction and “answers” (in order of precedence)
1. Puzzled look and or exasperated eye-roll.
3. Words of one syllable (yes, no).
4.Mumbled, indistinct phrases; I dunno, whaddya mean?, I dintdoit.
3. PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS
Adolescents not observing SECTION I laws are adjudicated “uncool” (ref. SECTION 38,2,a.) and immediately subject to;
a. Group eye-roll and generalized snark from peers.
b. Derision expressed in (sarcastic) laughter, arm punches, etc.